A few Carnethies completed races at the St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra on Saturday. I raced the 100km and Scott Henderson and Derek Paton ran the 45 miler. I managed to knock almost 20 minutes off my previous time and course record to finish in 10:49:53, Scott finished third in the 45 miler and Derek was 2nd MV40 and 6th overall.
It was a hot day and the sun took it’s toll on a few runners in both races. I ran with Nicholas Wolverson from Edinburgh AC for the first 65km who really helped push the pace and keep on track for record time. Got some great views on the course, especially coming over the Eildons and looking down the finish in Melrose. After the race I “slept” in the village hall while more 100km finishers came in and there were still people finishing when I drove home at 4am!